New York does not offer reciprocal contractor licenses to General Contractors licensed in other states. This is because the State of New York does not handle the licensing of General Contractors. Licensing is conducted at the local-level.
General Contractors in New York are required to follow the local licensing laws, set by the building or planning agency in their city, county or municipality. In most cases, contractors are required to apply for a local license or obtain the proper building and zoning permits.
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